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Cerro Plata guided expedition in Mendoza

Cerro Plata guided expedition
Cerro Plata guided expedition
Cerro Plata guided expedition
Cerro Plata guided expedition
Cerro Plata guided expedition

Join this amazing 8-day guided expedition to Cerro Plata, in the Central Andes in Argentina, along Tomas, an EPGAMT certified guide.

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8 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Aug, Oct, Nov, Dec


Join me in this great 8-day adventure to the summit of Cerro Plata (6050 m), in the province of Mendoza, in Argentina! It's the highest mountain of the Cordón del Plata Range, in the Central Andes.Cerro Plata is also a great mountain to introduce yourself into high altitude climbing. The technical difficulty of this expedition is of a 'moderate' level. However, its physical difficulty is graded as 'high', so it requires climbers to be fit. You should also have an excellent physical condition.The Cordón del Plata is considered one of the best areas for mountaineering in Argentina. Its peaks range from 3000 to 6000 meters. Also, many climbers chose it for acclimatization before attempting to climb the Aconcagua (6962 m)!We'll start our ascent in Vallecitos. It's a small ski station 80 km away from Mendoza city. We'll spend two nights in a refuge while we trek up in the surroundings.Then, we'll start to go higher, until we reach the summit of Cerro Plata! We'll spend 8 great days on our way to the top. Besides, get ready to enjoy the spectacular views of the Andes! You can check the detailed Itinerary below this text.So contact me if you want to join me in this exciting expedition! I'll be happy to answer any questions about the program. I also offer a 17-day expedition to Mount Aconcagua!

Prices per person

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner


Day 1: Mendoza - Mausy Refuge

A private transfer will take us from Mendoza city to Vallecitos Ski Center. We’ll spend the night at Mausy Refuge (2900 m).

Day 2: Mausy Refuge - Cerro Arenales

After breakfast, we’ll hike up to Cerro Arenales (3500 m). Return and lodging at Mausy Refuge.

Day 3: Mausy Refuge - Piedra Grande Camp

After breakfast, trekking to Piedra Grande Camp (3500 m). Tonight we’ll sleep in tents.

Day 4: Piedra Grande Camp - El Salto Camp

From Piedra Grande, we’ll trek to El Alto High Camp (4200 m).

Day 5: Rest day

Rest day at El Salto Camp.

Day 6: El Salto Camp - La Hoyada

Today we’ll ascend to La Hoyada (4700 m), the last camp before summit day.

Day 7: Cerro Plata Summit

Today we’ll climb to the top of Cerro Plata (6050 m). We’ll enjoy stunning views from the summit! Return to La Hoyada Camp.

Day 8: La Hoyada Camp -Mendoza

Today we’ll descend to the refuge area. From there, a private transfer will take us to Mendoza.




We will camp. The first two nights we'll sleep in a refuge.

More info

Contact me for information about the price.

The price also includes: -Equipment check and advice to buy and/or rent gear -Reception in the city of Mendoza -Private transfer Mendoza / Vallecitos / Mendoza -2 nights accommodation in mountain refuge -High-mountain tents (2/3 people) -Complete kitchen equipment for expedition -Mountain first aid kit -VHF and GPS communications equipment

About the guide

Mountain Guide - EPGAMT - Argentina
I was born in Patagonia, Argentina and formed at an early age as a climber in the Nahuel Huapi National Park. Currently I completed a large number of rock and ice climbing routes, backcountry skiing and ascents in many mountains around the world such as Mt. Lhotse (8.516 mts.), the 4th highest peak in the world, without using supplemental oxygen (May, 2012).
I'm a certified Mountain Guide from the EPGAMT and a member of the Argentinian Mountain Guides Association (AAGM) and work on Mt. Aconcagua, which I had repeatedly ascended, as well as in other peaks in the Central Andes, Patagonia, Chile, Peru, Bolivia and in The Himalayas in Nepal.
During the winter season, I practice backcountry skiing, mostly on the volcanoes in Patagonia, where I can offer you different adventures, according to your level (beginner, learner or advanced learner).
I feel very privileged to work as a mountain guide, to do the job that I love, and to be able to share it with people that have the same passion.
Join my expeditions and I will provide you a high standard of safety and personal attention!






Buenos Aires - Mendoza - Bariloche

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